By Jennifer Farnsworth
Paula and John Reardon have been serving up quality cookware options to customers for over 13 years. They recently moved from their Marion Avenue location to Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs, a move they said so far has been great for business.
While they remain in Saratoga, John Reardon said the move is bringing new life to the business they love. The business was once located on Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
“Paula and I missed downtown Saratoga and decided to explore coming back home. Our search ended when we found Railroad Place. It is a perfect size for our concept and brings together both the tourists and the Saratoga locals which is what Compliments to the Chef needs to thrive,” said Reardon.
The Reardon’s purchased Compliments to the Chef from Dave and Andrea LaFrance in July of 2004. They sell high quality cookware items to their “foodie friends” who have been loyal customers, he said.
Reardon said the new locations reflects their efforts to always sell the finest, most innovative tools in the industry.
“We have brought Saratoga Springs cooking lines such as All-Clad, LeCreuset, Wusthof, Henckels and Shun. In the last 11 years, we have brought in many new lines due to customer suggestions. Jura coffeemakers and Miyabi Knives are just two of our big successes. Cutting boards and tools by Saratoga Springs artist and resident Adam Cielinski, as well as Sundaes Best Hot Fudge, are a couple of the locally made products that we are most proud of,” he said.
The business also sharpens knives for tourists, locals, and chefs.
“The neighborhood has been so welcoming. We hope to have a long stay here,” he said.
Compliments To The Chef is located at 33 Railroad Place Suite 104. Their phone number is 518-226-4477.